‘El Clasico’ heads to Miami baby!!!
For the first time in a quarter of a century ‘El Clasico’, the much-anticipated match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will take place outside Spain with Miami, USA being the lucky hosts for the International Champions Cup encounter.
Real Madrid comes into the match following a 4-1 drubbing against Man City, as well as losing to Man United on penalties. Despite this Los, Blancos are coming off one of the most successful seasons in the club’s history. Following their 33rd La Liga title winning season, they then went on to defeat Juventus in the Champions League final, becoming the first club to win consecutive UEFA Champions Leagues.
Barcelona’s pre-season schedule has been overwhelmingly positive, with Neymar inspiring The Catalans to wins against Juve and Man United. In a mixed end to last season and has won the Copa del Rey for the third consecutive year, The Catalans were the La Liga runners-up and lost to Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Real Madrid v FC Barcelona
Arsenal FC v SL Benfica
England v France
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium comes alive this weekend in a sign of things to come as the Gunners host the annual 2017 Emirates Cup.
In an excitement packed two days, Arsenal invites three other teams to the tournament and each side plays one match on Saturday and another on Sunday. In addition to three points for a win and one for a draw, teams also gain a point for each goal they score and the side top of the table at the end of the weekend claims the trophy, though they do not all play each other.
Having won four of the eight past competitions as well as being current title holders, the Gunners will host Sevilla, Benfica and RB Leipzig over the weekend.
Women’s Euro Quarter Finals
The business end of the Women’s Euro is upon us, seeing the top 8 remaining countries battle it out in the quarter-finals stage this weekend in the Netherlands.
Germany is proving to be the dominant force in the competition thus far, and face Denmark on Saturday on their march to be crowned continental champions for the seventh time. Sunday’s action sees England play France, definitely one not to miss!